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Of course the court could post the next sign: "The district court will allow individuals to exchange their pajamas for a jumpsuit, in a lovely shade of orange."
The judge said they have a growing problem of people not dressing appropriately for court
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I would prefer to remain anonymous.  There are too many con artists in the world to be that open about one's money.
[...] it's becoming increasingly possible for big winners to hide their identity, and lottery executives are trying to strike a balance between ensuring privacy and safety while still proving to the public that real people can win. A growing number of other states, including Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont, will award prizes to a trust and allow a trustee — usually an attorney — to collect without disclosing the name of the tick...
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The whole debate over healthcare has been about cost.  Nothing is ever said about availability of healthcare.  If one has to wait days to get an appointment, cost becomes secondary.  When I wanted a physical to monitor and maintain good health, I had to wait 3 weeks.  When I saw the GP for skin problems, they referred the case to a specialist.  It has been a month and I still have not heard a peep from a dermatology office, even though the condition is worsening.
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Your comment adds even more to the concerns. A single-payer system will likely become centralized. Imagine VA care for all.
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The cause of the issue is that the union has been positioned, through political processes, as a middle-man between the teachers and the school districts.  I find that to be paternalist.  Did the union decide whether I should be hired or was it my skills that the districts consider?  If the pay or conditions do not meet my needs, do I decide to leave or does the union?  If I do leave, does the union select my next district or do I?
In a potential watershed labor case, the Supreme Court is poised to weigh if mandatory ‘fair share’ union fees violate the First Amendment. The teacher at the center of the case speaks out.
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The switch to the new chipped debit cards seems to be going slow. It is my understanding that as of 1Oct2015 merchants are being held more responsible for data breaches and the associated fraud. It is disappointing that large retailers like +Kroger​ have the chip readers, but do not have the feature activated. The large amount of data collected by the loyalty programs, in addition to the transaction information, would make them a prime target for hackers. The financial risk is significant.
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I understand the problem personally.  I burned out a few years ago and pursued another profession.  When I failed spectacularly, the year at home allowed me time to re-energize for the classroom.
Educators are feeling drained by the insistent emphasis on collaboration and 'social learning' - and that could be undermining kids' achievement. Jayson Jones was my favorite person...
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Another boost for the legal profession.  I guess the airline has never heard the phrase "Never ASSUME.  It will only make an ASS out of U and ME."  If the flight crew was trained to identify 'trafficking', it was a poor job.  Of course the whole scam was supported by an advocacy group who must double-down on the trafficking myth to justify its own existence.  Nonetheless, there will likely be an exchange of funds from idiot to victim.
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Instead of being accountable to their constituents, these politicians would rather operate in secrecy.  Pissing off the press is a sure way to damage political credibility.  In the absence of access, the press will still write its version of a story, possibly at the politicians expense.  Once the media is excluded, they cannot report anything favorable about you either.
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Whereas I object to this kind of guerrilla journalism, the prospect that there might be some truth to the allegation must be addressed.
A hidden camera video from a conservative muckraker group shows the underbelly of discontent with Common Core among teachers and cynical textbook salespeople.
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Ah, the States' Rights argument. Welcome to the 19th century.

Would you be pursuing this if the your party were in power at the federal level? If not, remember that anything that is done to undermine the enemy will come back to haunt you when your faction regains power. Are you willing to live with the effects of your scheme?
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called for a convention of states to pass 9 new amendments to the U.S. Constitution, in what he is calling "The Texas Plan."
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Why does this sound like Ex Machina?
He's learned Mandarin, read two books every month, and accomplished many of his resolutions from previous years. So what's the next challenge for Mark Zuckerberg?
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    science teacher, 2014 - present
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